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Water management groups: Preliminary guidance

Publication date:  September 2018
Publication reference number:  CR 318

Diffuse effects on water bodies are difficult for regional councils to manage and equally difficult for individual land users to address. Water management groups (WMGs), if properly structured and supported, have significant potential to help both councils and land users manage diffuse effects. This report offers preliminary guidance to WMGs, regional councils and other interested parties on how WMGs can be structured and what regional council plans should contain to improve the likelihood that groups will achieve the freshwater outcomes desired by their communities.